Designing New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion

Hamburg Photon Science Colloquium

  • Date: May 27, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:00
  • Speaker: Franz J. Himpsel
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • Location: CFEL (Bldg. 99)
  • Room: Seminar Room I-III, EG.076-080
  • Host: CFEL, CUI, DESY, European XFEL, HZG, MPSD, SFB 925, UHH
Designing New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion
After introducing general aspects of photovoltaics this talk will illustrate how spectroscopy with soft X-rays can help developing new materials and new designs for solar cells. Starting with the most general layout of a solar cell, the focus will be on combining its three components with atomic precision into one molecular complex. A dream experiment will be discussed where the movement of photo-generated carriers through such a complex is tracked in real time at the latest X-ray sources.
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